For over an hour, we floated over the eastern part of the Dominican Republic. We gazed at the white buildings of Higuey and hovered over the ponds. We passed trees that looked like broccoli from our vantage point in the sky, sometimes hanging low over fields that seemed almost within reach.
We had barely stepped through the door when we were handed the hairnets. A crucial part of any food-related activity, the white, synthetic caps would ensure we were making quite a fashion statement for our morning at the chocolate factory.
Hanging out at the pool, watching the sunset, visiting the midnight buffet—some experiences are common to every cruise. But some trips also offer something different. And that’s certainly the case with a trip on the Adonia.
Puerto Rico. There is so much that is misunderstood about this island. Yes, it’s a territory of the United States, but is far more than the “American Caribbean.” Here is our must do Puerto Rico itinerary for a long weekend.
On the sandy bottom of the sea floor in Molinere Bay lies a mystery. During our Grenada scuba diving adventure, we headed out to see what lurks beneath the surface. To our delight, we discovered the playful and whimsical Grenada underwater sculpture park.
We’d heard a lot about the vast natural beauty of Dominica and were really looking forward to visiting this Caribbean island. We’d heard great things about Titou Gorge, snorkeling on the Champagne Reef and Trafalgar Falls. But, as we discovered on our Dominica tour, the island has a long way to go. We were definitely disappointed in Dominica.
Buck Island is a national treasure and a great way to spend a day snorkeling while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The island is the nesting home for green sea turtles and endangered Leatherback turtles. But the real treasure at Buck Island is the 4,500 acre underwater reef lying just off shore. It is one of only two underwater national monuments in the United States.
As close to paradise as you can get: Cockleshell Beach in St. Kitts. Bask in the sun, soak in the cooling ocean and go jammin’ at the reggae beach bar.
“Butts Up!” yelled a park ranger in a neon green t-shirt. Unfortunately, being in the front of our group, his warning came too late. My butt slammed into the rock just beneath the surface of the water. I thought to myself, that’s going to leave a bruise! Welcome to cave tubing in Belize.
The ultimate guide to Half Moon Cay excursions covers activities on the private island, along with information about lunch, tips, and fun facts. There is also a Half Moon Cay map to plan your adventure. Shared by Holland America and Carnival Cruises, Half Moon Cay, Bahamas is a favorite beach stop for many people.